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FIRST - Catholic Church in Tennessee - Nashville, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 36° 09.998 W 086° 47.045
16S E 519419 N 4002452
Quick Description: Historical marker on the grounds of the Tennessee state capitol commemorating the first Catholic church in Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2013 9:51:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMGGDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 1

Long Description:

Text of marker:

Holy Rosary Cathedral

Near here in 1820 the first Catholic Church in Tennessee was built by Irish Catholic workers then building a bridge over Cumberland River.  In 1830 a brick structure known as Holy Rosary Cathedral succeeded the frame building.  Here Bishop R.P. Miles, first Bishop of Tennessee was installed Oct. 15, 1838.  When St. Mary's Cathedral was built in 1847, Holy Rosary Church became St. John's Hospital & Orphanage.  The site was sold to the state in 1857.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 1/1/1820

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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